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Serious And Reverent Songs

Aug. 6, 2,000

All Graces have been moved to their own page!

Song List:

Many of the songs on this page are my origional lyrics, and they are copyrighted. They are here for your use and enjoyment, and may be reproduced, as longs no changes are made and proper credit is given. Please copy this paragraph along with the lyrics when you make copies of them, and you are welcome to pass them along to other Den Leaders or youth leaders. Thank you, Clare Mansfield


Great Spirit
(Tune: the chorus of "The Ballad Of The Green Berets")

Great Spirit watch o,er me today.
Keep me strong; show mw the way.
Help me grow up straight and true,
And to know the right things to do.

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Akela
(Tune: "Standing In The Need Of Prayer")

He's your mother; he's your father;
Akela's everywhere, showing us the way to grow.
He's your teacher, he's your preacher;
Akela's everywhere. A very good person to know.

Chorus:
He's here, he's there, Akela's everywhere.
Akela wants to be your guide.
He'll help, he'll prod, he'll lead the way.
Akela will be by your side.

He's a policeman, he's a fireman;
Akela's everywhere, showing us the way to grow.
He's your doctor, your Den Leader;
Akela's everywhere. A very good person to know.

Chorus:

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

The First Zoo
(Tune" "As The Caisons Go Rolling Along")

Two by two; up the ramp;
through the door the animals cramp;
As the rain starts to dampen the ground.
Bears and cats; dogs and bats;
Even skunks, hedgehogs, and rats;
As the rain starts to build on the ground.
Then, prepare to sail, as the wind begins to wail;
Noah, you're captain of this cruise!
Forty days and nights; pitching left and pitching right;
On the Granddaddy, Zoo of all zoos!

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Noah's Ark

God said to Noah, "There's gonna; there's gonna be a floddy-uddy;
Noah, there's gonna, there's gonna be a floddy-uddy;
Get God's Children (clap) out of the muddy-uddy;"
Children of the Lord!

Chorus: So, rise, and shine, and give God His glory, glory;
Rise, and shine, and give God His glory, glory;
Rise, and shine, and,(clap) give God His glory, glory;
Children of the Lord!

So, Noah, he built him; he built him an arky-arky...(etc.)
Made it out of (clap) hickory barky-arky...(etc.)
Chorus

The animal, they came by; they came by in twosy-ousies...(etc.)
Elephants and (clap) kangaroosy-ousies...(etc.)
Chorus

It raoined and poured for forty dayzy-azies...(etc.)
Drove those animals (clap) nearly crazy-azy...(etc.)
Chorus

The sun came out and dried up the landy-andy...(etc.)
Everything was (clap) fine and dandy-andy...(etc.)
Chorus

Hallelujah
(Divide the group into two groups.The first stands and sings the "Hallelujah"s and sits back down while the second stands to sing the "Praise ye the Lord"s)

Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
Praise ye the Lord!
Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
Hallelujah!
Praise ye the Lord!
Hallelujah!
Prasie ye the Lord!

Do Lord

Chorus(clap in rhythm while singing) Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me!
Oh, Lordy!
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me!
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh, do remember me!
Look away beyond the blue!

I got a home in gloryland that (clap) outshines the sun!
Oh, Lordy!
I got a home in gloryland that (clap) outshines the sun!
I got a home in gloryland that (clap) outshines the sun!
Look away beyond the blue!
Chorus

I took Jesus as my Savior (clap) , you take him too!
Oh, Lordy!
I took Jesus as My Savior (clap) , you take him too
I took Jesus as my Savior (clap) , you take him too
Look away beyond the blue!
Chorus

This Is My Father's World

This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears,
All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world! I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas-His hands the wonders wrought.

For The Beauty Of The Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth,
over and around us lies,
Chorus: Lord of all to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the wonder of each hour,
Of each day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flow'r,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Chorus

Fot the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind's delight,
For the mystic harmony,
Linking sense to sound and sight,
Chorus

For the warmth of human love.
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all the gentle thoughts and mild,
Chorus

Joyful, Joyful

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee,
Center of unbroken praise.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
Drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the Light of Day!

Thank You, Lord
(Tune: "Edelweiss")

Thank you, Lord, on this day, for our many good blessings.
Thank you, Lord. on this day, For our many close friendships.
Glory to God, may you hear our prayers, Guide us on forever.
Thank you, Lord, on this day, for our many good blessings.

Lord, we ask, as we go, into all of life's pathways,
That each day, we may know, You are calling us onward.
Glory to God, may You hear our prayers, lead us on forever.
So, each day, w may know, You are leading us onward.

Grant us, Lord, on this day, deeper insights and challenge.
That each day, w grow in faith, and in knowledge and wisdom.
Glory to God, may you hear our prayers, giude us on forver.
Grant us, Lord, on this day, deeper insights and challenge.

God Bless America

God bless America, Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her,
Thru the night with the light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam.
God bless America, my home, sweet, home;
God bless America, my home, sweet, home.

Michael Row The Boat Ashore

Michael, row the boat ashore, hal-le-lu-jah,
Michael, row the boat ashore, hal-le-lu-jah.

Sister help to trim the sails, hal-le-lu-jah
Sister help to trim the sails, hal-le-lu-jah

The river is deep and the river is wide, hal-le-lu-jah,
Milk and honey on the other side, hal-le-lu-jah.

Jordan's river is chilly and cold, hal-le-lu-jah.
Chills the body, but not the soul, hal-le-lu-jah
(Repeat first verse)

America The Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain.
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee.
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shininh sea.

O beautiful for patriot's dreams
That sees beyond the years.
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee.
And crown thy good, with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

This Land Is Your Land
(By Woodie Guthrie)

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the Gulfstream water
This land was made for you and me.

As was walking, that ribbon of highwat
I looked above me, there in the sky-way
I looked below me, in the golden valley
This land was made for you and me.
(repeat first verse)

Simple Gifts

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free,
'Tis a gift to come down to where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we won't be ashamed.
To turn, turn, will be our delight
'Til by turning and turning, we come around right.

In Cub Scouts
(Tune: "Simple Gifts")

In Cub Scouts we find friendships.
In Cub Scouts we find strengths.
In Cub Scouts we expand our minds
To ever growing lengths.
And when we find we're ready
To advance to Boy Scouts;
We will find our feet started
On a path that's sure to count.

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Kum By Yah

Kum by yah, my Lord, kum by yah. (repeat 2x)
Oh, Lord, kum by yah.

Someone's laughing, Lord...(etc.)

Someone's crying, Lord...(etc.)

Someone's singing, Lord...(etc.)

Someone's praying, Lord...(etc.)

Come by me, my Lord...(etc.)

Kum by yah, my Lord...(etc.)

Taps

Day is done; gone the sun;
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest; God is nigh.

Fading light; dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright;
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Cub Scout Vespers
(Tune: "O Tannenbaum")

As the night comes to this land,
On my promise I will stand.
I will help the Pack to go,
As the Pack helps me to grow.
Yes, I will always give goodwill,
I'll follow my Akela still.
And before I stop to rest
I will do my very best.

Check These Out Too:

Graces For Cub Scouts And Others
Repeat-After-Me Songs/Rounds
Miscellaneous and Seasonal Songs
Gross, Gruesome, And Goofy Songs
Cub Scouting Songs
Clare's Cub Scout Songs Main Page
I've got a home in Gloryland that outshines the sun!
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